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Cuadernos de Medicina Forense

On-line version ISSN 1988-611XPrint version ISSN 1135-7606


SIBON, A. et al. Cone-like sign and Benassi sign in a suicide by firearm. Cuad. med. forense [online]. 2009, n.56, pp.155-158. ISSN 1988-611X.

The variability in the entrance and exit wound produced by firearms, depends on the distance, type of weapon and anatomical region, so it can present a very different morphology, which is the reason why, that although several pictures of suicide by other weapons have been published, today we provide a typical case of suicide by a short barrelled gun (pistol), concentrating on the description of the injuries that originate in the skull. Here we present a case of a suicide with a 6.35 calibre gun. We intend to study the cone-like sign inside the entrance hole (incorrectly called Bonnet sign) and the Benassi sign.

Keywords : Firearms; shot Holes; entrance Hole; exit Hole.

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